IDW’s Ghostbusters The comic revealed that his defeat of Gozer in the first film created the franchise’s multiverse of film and television adaptations. On Ghostbusters 101 # 1, the Ghostbusters learn of the dimension protected by the female Ghostbusters from the 2016 reboot, whose world is starting to overlap with their own. As both Ghostbusters teams wonder how this can be, Ray and Egon think they have an answer.
What began as a simple paranormal investigation and elimination business has expanded beyond what any of the original Ghostbusters could have hoped for. At IDW Comics, the boys in gray have franchises in other states, links to the FBI and interns to do their orders, but everything changes after their crossing with the Ninja Turtles. After helping them build an interdimensional door to return to their world, the Ghostbusters now have the ability to explore the multiverse. On Ghostbusters 101, the inmates of the Ghostbusters turn on the device and open a portal to another dimension, attracting ghosts. When the door closes on an aggressive ghost, part of the ghost from another dimension is trapped outside of its home reality, and both universes begin to overlap, introducing the original Ghostbusters to the 2016 remake Ghostbusters.
In the story of writer Eric Burnham and artist Dan Schoening, the female Ghostbusters are confused and alarmed upon seeing a different group of people calling themselves Ghostbusters. With both paranormal investigators meeting at the fire station, the scientists and their colleagues try to make sense of this unusual situation and what it means. The original Ghostbusters explain that not only were they the ones who started it all, but their investigation into the multiverse has revealed the existence of even more Ghostbusters, even teams that have nothing to do with them. His theory is that, when the currents crossed in his battle with Gozer, the total proton inversion created a connection to each reality while also spreading the subconscious information and methods necessary for Ghostbusters to exist in other dimensions.
Not only does Ray and Egon’s theory recall one of the Ghostbusters’ greatest battles, it adds even more importance to it, especially the act they were so reluctant to perform. When they crossed the streams, this action almost destroyed them, but apparently it also caused much more lasting consequences. Since Gozer the Gozerian is a unique multiversal being with no duplicates, his portal allows Ghostbusters to impart their thoughts, personalities, concepts, and methods on multiple worlds. This explains how certain characters can act like one of the original four but still maintain their own individuality, for example in animation. The real ghostbusters – turning the original Ghostbusters into the true architects of the franchise while also establishing the individuality of each incarnation that fans have seen in film, television, video games, and comics.
Although both teams of Ghostbusters can put aside any differences and work together to save their realities, this was just one chapter in their adventures through the multiverse. When an unlicensed dimensional door unleashes Containment Unit ghosts on multiple worlds, 2017 Crossing The maxi-series saw various groups of Ghostbusters work together to find and recapture them before the unthinkable happened. The impressive comedic twist created future stories while linking each Ghostbusters Owned back to the original film in a way that expands, rather than ignores, the series’ story.